Comprehensive Medical Microbiology Course
What you'll learn
- Intensive course for all microbiology sub-sections including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Virology, and Parasitology
- Identify the pathogenic organisms and normal flora in the different types of bacteriology culture
- Perfect photos for the colony morphology, the pigments, and gram stain of more than 50 types of pathogenic bacteria
- Interpret the bacterial growth using comprehensive flowcharts and the guidelines
- The basic and the advanced methods of identification and susceptibility testing
- Phenotypic and genotypic detection of superbugs including CRO, PDR, ESBL, MRSA, and VRE.
- Understand the procedures of microbiology laboratory using scenarios, technical suggestions, and troubleshooting
- Recovery and identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and MOTT from the culture, colony morphology, biochemical tests, and genotypic detection
- Clinical and morphological classification of mycology, principles of macroscopic and microscopic examination of the fungi and molds.
- Cell line (viral) culture, molecular detection and classification of the viruses including Herpesviridae, Myxoviridae, Flaviviridae, and Hepatitis viruses.
- Guidelines for the screening method to detect ova and parasites using iron-hematoxylin and modified kinyoun stains
- General principles of medical microbiology.
A comprehensive course for all medical microbiology sub-sections including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Virology, and Parasitology.
In this course, you will understand how is the workflow inside the microbiology laboratory, step by step from receiving the sample to a selection of the culture media, striking, incubation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and detection of the multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO), Pandrug-resistant (PDR), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
More the 50 different types of usual and unusual bacteria including E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Burkholderia cepacia, Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and HACEK group, in addition to a wide range of other microorganisms. The importance of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines and the classification of the antibiotics.
Clinical manifestations of Tuberculosis (TB) and Hansen disease, and the screening methods of TB. The workflow in the mycobacteriology laboratory including the guidelines of sample collection, preparation, decontamination, acid-fast stain, and isolation of mycobacterium based on growth rate and pigment production (rapid non-chromogenic, slow non-photochromogenic, slow photochromogenic, and slow scotochromogenic).
Clinical and morphological classification of mycology, principles of macroscopic and microscopic examination of the fungi and molds.
Cell line (viral) culture, molecular detection, and classification of the viruses including Herpesviridae, Myxoviridae, Flaviviridae, and Hepatitis viruses.
Guidelines for the screening method to detect ova and parasites using iron-hematoxylin and modified kinyoun stains
Who this course is for:
- Suitable for people who want to get an international certificate in medical microbiology like the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as technologists or specialists in microbiology.
- Suitable for the internal medicine and infectious disease physicians to pass the microbiology residency examination, American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB), and American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)
- Suitable for the infection control practitioners to pass Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC)
- Suitable for the medical technologists to increase their knowledge and skills in the microbiology lab.
- Suitable in the preparation for a job interview in the microbiology laboratory
Senior medical technologist in a reference clinical microbiology laboratory, dealing daily with a wide range of cultures to identify different types of organisms including multi-drug resistance organisms. Microbiology instructor in preparational courses for international microbiology certification, a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology as a technologist in microbiology.